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    • CommentAuthorAnnie
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2010
    I am a nurse working on my feet most of the day. I got plantar fasciitis 2 years ago and today it is almost completely gone although if I neglect my stretching routine it might flare up again.
    I bought a new pair of shoes and I don't like them. I don't feel like spending more money on shoes that will cause me pain and will stay new in the closet.
    I was wondering what shoes were best for your plantar fasciitis?
    • CommentAuthorDanie
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2010
    I have found a great comfort walking in Birkenstock sandals. They’re comfortable, colorful and although I have worn them pretty much they still look as a good as new.
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2010
    I am always wearing good walking shoes. Now I'm wearing a New Balance that isn't made any more with a large toe box, which I really like.
    But I think that the more important thing for plantar fasciitis is a good orthotic with arch support. I have custom-made orthotics that I use all the time.
    • CommentAuthoreschda
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2010
    I use my running shoes - today I am running with asics nimbus a nice comfortable neutral cushioning shoe. It has no arch support which is not recommended by the doctors, but I have found that the arch support hurt my feet even more.
    good luck
    • CommentAuthorDanie
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2010

    I was just curious if anyone here has tried MBT shoes and if the shoes helped them with the condition. I have tried some new inserts with gel and some inserts from TV and still I am in pain.
    Do you have a particular MBT shoes model that you'd recommend for this?
    • CommentAuthorKal
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2010
    Hi Danie
    I have a friend who was very disappointed from her MBT shoes. She said it was very uncomfortable to use although she started using it gradually.
    I say go for some reviews and be careful.
    • CommentAuthordon
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2010
    Asics nimbus 11 have really did the job for me. I highly recommend trying them out.
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2010 edited
    Hi Annie
    We in Elrofeet think that shoes are very individual. There are many possible causes for plantar fasciitis, so the shoes that help to treat the problem can be different for every patient.
    Take a look at the general guidelines of what is the right shoe for Plantar fasciitis in our website at:
    These guidelines will help you to make the right choice. Consult your podiatrist and he will give you more specific directions.
    • CommentAuthorgogo
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
    I was working at a sport store and answer this question a few times. You want a motion control shoe like the NB 1122. The NB 992 might also be a good option for you.
    Rainbow sandals the thicker sole ones would probably be better for plantar fasciitis.
    I also owned the Merrell shoe called the World Passport, probably the most comftorable shoes I have ever owned and I've read somewhere that these shoes can be beneficial to Plantar Faciitis.

    hope some of this helps
    • CommentAuthorJessica
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010 edited
    Here are shoe for PF recommendations from my personal experience. One is Nike "comfort-footbed" flip-flop, and the other is the the "Athens" Crocs flip-flops. I have found both at Sports Authority, and neither is very expensive- about $25-$35 each. I LOVE the "comfort-footbed". It's like walking on air.
    I had a pair of Birkenstocks and the ridge around the edges was driving my toes crazy. I just gave them away.
    • CommentAuthormanama
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    The new rocking shoes Avia itones have worked great for me. I think most of the shoe companies are selling these, but I've read neg reviews on most of the others. I own the Avia's which run at about 1/3 the cost.

    But, I have really high arches so they might not work as well for someone with flatter feet.
    • CommentAuthorBarb
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2010
    I have a pair of Skechers shape ups and I love them. I find them very comfortable and I don't care much about the butt toning and stuff.
    • CommentAuthorKal
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2010
    I wanted to share with you all that I have found a very good shoe for my needs - NB 992. It is a supportive cushioning running shoe. I am wearing the shoes for a couple of months most of the day and I have found them very comfortable and supportive. I don't have the same foot pain in the end of the day and my PF gets better.
    • CommentAuthorsterly
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010
    I love the Naot shoes at the moment, because they are good quality and I can put my orthotics in. They are very comfortable and attractive for my aging feet.
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
    A friend of mine who also has PF is using these Saucony shoes:
    "Saucony Progrid Hurricane 11 Stability Running Shoe Mens: These running shoes are the best for those who suffer with plantar fasciitis because they offer a high rebound compound for extra cushion. They also offer a dual density EVA that controls the angle over-pronation."
    • CommentAuthorrogerbom
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2010
    I bought 5 pairs of shoes until I have found the one that was good for me. It is individual because a friend of mine who also had plantar fasciitis loves NB that I could not bare for more than an hour. It was frustrating to buy another pair of shoes and to find out that I can't stand them.
    • CommentAuthorLeo
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2010
    I have had plantar fasciitis until I bought the nike free run plus. My pain was relieved almost immediately and went away after a week. I have had a smooth transition into this shoe although people say you should start using them slowly. I am running 7 years and tried many shoes - this is the best shoe I had.
    • CommentAuthorsupertop
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2011
    I am a teacher and I wear Skechers to work almost every day now. Although they have some pairs that are less running shoes - they are sneakers. I want to get another pair soon. Since my heel pain started I put all my high heels shoes aside for special occasions only.
    • CommentAuthorratz
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2011
    I'm a high school teacher spending most of the day on my feet. I love my Danskos! I tried on a pair in a shoe store once and felt like having a foot massage. Danskos come in many designs in addition to their popular clogs.
    • CommentAuthordines
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011
    I experienced heel pain about six years ago and I was looking for shoes which I could wear without pain. I had a lot of pain and I must stand on my feet at work. I discovered that Ashby Footprints from Birkenstocks was the best plantar fasciitis shoes for my foot. You can check it out and find if it is good for you. I needed a larger shoe size in them compared to my regular footwear. The toe box is pretty large though. I really could put it on together with business pants and clothes and never look like wearing a unique shoe. I love them very much that I still wear them, although I'm back to wearing normal footwear now.
    • CommentAuthormanama
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2011
    I have found by mistake that shoe which really helped me with my plantar fasciitis. I am talking about the shoes with the rocker bottom like the Sketcher's shape ups. I have seen a few different brands with about the same trick.
    I have bought the Sketchers for the alleged muscle work out bonus. I haven't really noticed any bonus there, and I don't really care now because being able to walk all day again without that strong pain makes the shoes worth ten times for me. Today I only get this pain if I am walking for many hours, like those all day walk trip things, and even then, the pain is just achy and not very strong.
    • CommentAuthorgogo
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2011
    If you find a good orthotic inserts you can put them into almost any kind of shoes that you want. In many kinds of shoes you can replace the original insole with the orthotic one.
    Maybe it will help some of you.
    • CommentAuthorsam1
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2011
    Ever since my heel started bothering me I have bought the classic Crocs shoes and I use them whenever it is appropriate. I feel very comfortable in them and I am sure that they helped to cure my heel condition.
    • CommentAuthordckerrigan
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2011 edited
    I'm a Harvard doctor who, based on my 20 plus years of research on gait and footwear, has developed a radically new footwear, called OESH, which provides a very different approach to treating and preventing plantar fasciitis. To learn more, see my recent post - oeshshoes.
    • CommentAuthorBasak
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2012
    Hello, unfortunately I have plantar fasciitis too (since October). And since 3 weeks I have shockwave therapy, nothing has changed, maybe too early to say anything. I'm very disappointed because I have quit dancing and other sports. I read others experiences to comfort myself, hoping that I can get rid of this : (....
    Doing only stretching which is absolutely not enough for me. Anyone suggesting dance shoes for PF? Do you think I can go on with my dancing sneakers and demipointes (-impossible to work with insoles)? Doctor said: "stop if it hurts". But what the alternative for a dance shoe can be? Thanks
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2012
    Hi Basak
    Sorry but we don't know anyone with experience in dancing and dancing shoes.
    But your doc gave you a good advice that I would like to talk about a little more. Listen to your body as you are looking for two things:
    The first is what makes you injure your fascia again and again? is it when you dance or is it after you stand on your feet for more than an hour...?
    The second is what is the best treatment for you? If a treatment doesn't make you feel better than probably it is not the one for you.
    Personally we do recommend taping for active people out of our own experience.
    It is a tough one but we know that most of the people(95%) will get over it.
    • CommentAuthorkristal
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2012
    Summer is coming - What about flip flops?
    The podiatrist says no flip flops ever.
    Does any of you have a different experience?
    • CommentAuthormanama
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
    Today as I am almost over the heel pain and summer time is here, I am walking a lot with my Birkenstock.
    • CommentAuthorJane
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2012
    I have heel pain for more than a year, diagnosed as plantar fasciitis about 6 months ago. I have a pair of New Balance running shoes that I feel very good walking in.
    I just bought a new Birkenstock that I hope I will be able to use as comfortably as the running shoes. I need some more ideas of fashionable shoes for plantar fasciitis.
    A very good flip flop I have found that I can wear and doesn't bother me greatly with my PF is Orthaheel. They have wonderful arch support and even come in cute styles now.